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30,000 Pounds Uneaten Super Bowl Food Was Donated to 5 Local Shelters

30,000 Pounds Uneaten Super Bowl Food Was Donated to 5 Local Shelters
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For the first time in Super Bowl’s history, the leftover food (that was usually disposed of in the previous years after the game) has been donated. Connecticut-based Food Rescue US, Centerplate Hospitality and the NFL Green picked up and distributed over 30,000 pounds of food to local shelters in Miami.

According to ESPN, countless volunteers picked up the thousands of pounds of food, marking the first major food rescue at the Super Bowl. It included beef tenderloins, barbecue chicken, wings, ribs and charcuterie platesβ€”expected to feed over 20,000 homeless people.

Starting Monday morning and continuing through Thursday, volunteers took to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to collect and pack the leftover food from the concession stands, VIP catered sections, suites and other areas. The food was shipped to five Miami-area shelters: Broward Outreach Center, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Miami Rescue Mission, Lotus House Shelter, and Camillus House.